BICS and Openmind launch RCS solution

BICS and Openmind Networks have today revealed the launch of a hosted RCS (rich communications services) solution for operators.

The cloud-based solution combines Openmind’s traffic control platform with BICS’ IPX infrastructure; allowing both fixed-line and mobile operators to deploy a full range of next-generation rich communication services.

“Moreover, as a hosted service, mobile operators can launch RCS services rapidly and with minimised efforts,” said Mikaël Schachne, VP Mobile Data Business at BICS. “This model enables providers to act decisively in the fast-moving battlefield of next-generation personal communication services. BICS’ market-leading IPX backbone is central to ensuring global availability and carrier-grade levels of service for cloud-based RCS services.”

The solution is based on RCS and IMS (IP multimedia subsystems) standards, and enables operators to select the apps most suited to their end users. 

“The partnership between Openmind and BICS to develop this offering blends technology and market reach,” said Alex Duncan, CEO, Openmind. “Mobile operators now have the opportunity to quickly launch a richer set of services, not available elsewhere, from an independent, well-known, globally connected and established wholesale carrier.”